Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Star Ferry

Along with the Mid-Levels Escalator and the Central tram (pictures of that to come), the Star line is one of the great sightseeing bargains of the world - about 25 cents American for the top deck, for a roughly 7-minute ride between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, with the warm sea breeze blowing through (on a good day) and great views of the skyline on both sides and the harbor.

The ferries have a prow at each end so they can just go back and forth without taking time to turn around, and the seats have reversible backs (as seen below) so you can face forward whichever way you're crossing.

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